Second Stage Extends Albee's Peter and Jerry Prior to Off-Broadway Start

News   Second Stage Extends Albee's Peter and Jerry Prior to Off-Broadway Start Edward Albee's Peter and Jerry — starring Bill Pullman, Dallas Roberts and Johanna Day — has extended its Off-Broadway run before performances have even begun.
Edward Albee
Edward Albee

Pam MacKinnon, who directed the show's Hartford premiere in 2004, stages the New York debut, which will kick off Second Stage Theatre's 29th season. Previews begin Oct. 19 with an opening scheduled for Nov. 11. Previously announced for a run through Dec. 9, the show now adds three weeks of performances through Dec. 30. Albee's Central Park-set one-act The Zoo Story (penned in 1958) gets a backstory, as the scribe now offers the audience Homelife — a peek into the character Peter's morning before Zoo Story takes place. Homelife and The Zoo Story comprise the work now titled Peter and Jerry.

Pullman (The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?) as Peter, Dallas Roberts (A Number) as Jerry and Day (Proof) — who reprises her turn as Peter's wife Ann from the original Hartford run — are the New York cast.

The design team will include Neil Patel (scenic), Theresa Squire (costume) and Kevin Adams (lighting).

The production is just one of a number of works by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Albee to be seen on stages this season. The playwright — who turns 80 on March 12 — will also see his Me, Myself and I at the McCarter Theatre, The Sandbox and The American Dream at the Cherry Lane Theatre and Occupant at the Signature Theatre Company.

Tickets to Peter and Jerry at Second Stage Theatre, 307 West 43rd Street (off Eighth Ave.), can be purchased by calling (212) 246-4422 or online at 2ST.com.